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A Pennsylvania federal judge on Wednesday granted preliminary approval to two mushroom farms looking to pay a combined $375,000 to settle out of broader class-action multidistrict litigation accusing growers and sellers of the fungi of a price-fixing conspiracy.
A Pennsylvania federal judge has granted class certification to a group of mushroom purchasers who accuse growers and sellers of the fungi of a price-fixing conspiracy, according to an opinion unsealed Thursday in the long-running multidistrict litigation.
A group of mushroom growers caught in multidistrict litigation over an alleged price-fixing conspiracy urged a Pennsylvania federal judge Wednesday to pause the case pending a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court related to proving injuries on a classwide basis, saying the buyers’ injury model presents the same questions.
Mushroom growers ensnared in multidistrict litigation over an alleged price-fixing conspiracy asked a Pennsylvania federal court Thursday to examine a recent Third Circuit decision vacating class certification in an antitrust case that mushroom purchasers have cited in support of class certification.
A Pennsylvania federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation over an alleged price-fixing conspiracy in the mushroom market has allowed a collective of mushroom growers and sellers to appeal to the Third Circuit a five-year-old ruling that they are not immune to antitrust claims under federal law.
Retail grocer Giant Eagle Inc. settled its antitrust claims against a Texas-based grower in Pennsylvania federal court Tuesday, halting a suit related to ongoing multidistrict litigation over an alleged price-fixing conspiracy in the mushroom industry.
The judge presiding over multidistrict litigation alleging a conspiracy to hike mushroom prices overruled objections on Monday from mushroom company M.D. Basciani & Sons Inc. over sanctions, saying a magistrate judge had not erred when issuing sanctions for document destruction.
Giorgio Foods Inc., one of the largest mushroom growers in the U.S., settled a lawsuit on Wednesday related to an ongoing multidistrict litigation over an alleged price-fixing conspiracy in the mushroom industry.